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Metro Silicon Valley
07.15.09

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News

Beyond the Burrito
The rest of the country has enjoyed the modern ambience and unique regional dishes of high-end Latin restaurants for years—why has it taken so long for Silicon Valley to catch the Nuevo wave? Joya, Mezcal and others are leading the charge.

News

Tourists Pay to Play
California's State Parks draw visitors' and their money, and closing them to fix the budget might backfire

The Fly Reports on Silicon Valley News

Columns

Soccer News: Bent Like Beckham
Silicon Alleys reviews the juicy new tell-all book 'The Beckham Experiment'

Fashion News
Harem pants are hot this season

I Saw You: The Rants Roll On
Metroactive wants to know what gets your goat

Movies


Film Review: 'Séraphine' on Canvas and Onscreen
A new biopic resurrects the life of an obscure French artist

Film Review: 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
The new Harry Potter is one of the series' best entries

Film Preview: Tati on the Big Screen
The California Theatre presents the French comedian's masterpiece, 'Playtime,' July 17-18

Film Review: 'The Hurt Locker'
Kathryn Bigelow looks at bravery of men in the Iraq war

Film Review: 'Bruno'
Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the homophobes in outrageous new comedy

DVD Review: The Return of John Gilbert
Flicker Alley brings back the kind of silent-film lovers in two swashbuckling adventures

MORE MOVIE REVIEWS    MOVIE TIMES

Music & Clubs

Music Preview: Artemesia Black
Mountain View's Artemesia Black summon truly spirited music

Music Preview: Cowboy Junkies
The otherworldly blues rockers place Montalvo on Friday, July 17

Music Preview: Count Five
The 'Psychotic Reaction' band keeps the dream alive Friday, July 17, at the Little Fox in Redwood City

Music Preview: Mark Russo
Russo brings his jazz trio to Santana Row's Flavors of Jazz series on Tuesday, July 21

MORE MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE    MUSIC AND CLUBS LISTINGS    MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE CALENDAR PICKS

Restaurants

Restaurant Review: Casa De Cobre in Saratoga
Santa Clara's Korean restaurants Corner Place, Nor-Bu and Chosun Myunoak cool diners with cold-noodle soup

Food News: How Much Meat Is Too Much?
Stett Holbrook continues the discussion about the pros and cons of meat eating

Wine News: Why Not Uruguay?
Morocco's Restaurant in San Jose hosts a tasting of wines from Uruguay on Thursday, July 16

BOOK A RESTAURANT RESERVATION    FIND A RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Arts

Classical Music Preview: [email protected] and Midsummer Mozart
Two of the summer's best classical festival begin this week

Book Review: 'The Whole Death Catalogue'
A sprightly look at the deadly arts

Book Review: 'Buriki'
The tin toy cars of Japan in the 1950s took over the world

The Arts

Letters to the Editor
July 15 - 21, 2009